Scanning Electron Microscopy of Mosquitoes


There are 5 adult mosquitoes and 7 larvae and 1 pupa to view.

Moving your cursor over the “Specimen #” button will reveal a pop-up menu to allow specimen selection. These specimen menus appear only at the top level for each specimen’s pages. You can return to these pages by clicking on the Zoom Out button on the bottom right-hand-side of the table until you reach the current specimen’s top page.Specimen menus also offer you the opportunity to change the level of information provided when you click on hotspots.

Level 1 is the simplest whilst Level 3 is the most informative.

Each web page has “hotspots” associated with points of interest on the specimen. These hotspots are denoted by the cursor changing from an arrow icon to a hand icon, with an associated small text box identifying the item of interest. (Please note that this box may not appear for all browsers)

These hotspots could be anywhere and may not be very big so check out all the detail in an image to be fully rewarded. Not everything is labeled either as this promotes learning recall or further investigation using supplied web links in both the Credits and Information pages.

Clicking on hotspots may either take you to another page, where the region clicked is presented at higher magnification (or repositioned for a better view), or an information window may appear containing text. If you do not see them, check that you have not blocked pop-up boxes in your browser configuration.

If a part of the image is magnified when you click on the hotspot, you can return to the original magnification image by clicking on the Zoom Out button on the bottom right-hand-side of the table.

Clicking on the “Information” button will bring up the general specimen information page.

Clicking on “Instructions” on any page will bring you to this information. 

To return to the page you were viewing click on your browser navigation menu “BACK” button.